In this panel B21′s Jon Akin sits down with Edgar Aponte, Director of Hispanic Leadership Development and Instructor of Theology at SEBTS, Rhyne Putnam Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at NOBTS, and Steven Smith Vice President for Student Services and Professor of Communication at SWBTS to talk about meeting the distinct challenges of the 21st century. Among the topics discussed are gay marriage, religious liberty, and the challenges to expositional preaching. Join the conversation as these key thinkers discuss the unique challenges presented to our lives, our ministries, and our churches.
B21 would like to thank the Cooperative Program for hosting such pertinent, timely, and engaging discussions at their convention booth. They have made all of their video sessions available for free online. Make sure you avail yourself of these great resources!
Matt Stewart, the Senior Pastor of South Shore Baptist Church in Crownsville, MD, has reviewed the recently released book PROOF: Finding Freedom through the Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace by Daniel Montgomery and Timothy Paul Jones. Baptist 21 expects you will find this book a helpful addition to your ministry of engaging and articulating to others the grace of God and your own sanctification in being transformed by this great and glorious grace.
Check out this video where Daniel Montgomery explains the inspiration and purpose, the review below, and the book, PROOF.
Daniel Montgomery and Timothy Paul Jones. PROOF: Finding Freedom through the Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2014. 224 pp. $16.99
In this panel B21′s Jon Akin leads a discussion concerning the Great Commission Resurgence and SBC state conventions. Headlined by leading voices–the newly elected SBC President Ronnie Floyd, the President of SEBTS Danny Akin, Lead Pastor of FBC West Palm Beach Jimmy Scroggins, and the Kentucky and Illinois state execs, Paul Chitwood and Nate Adams respectively–this panel tackles the controversial and often heated discussion of state conventions’ cooperation and the GCR, especially as it concerns financial allocations. As pastors and laypeople alike are concerned with where their money is going, listen in as these key figures in the SBC continue the much needed conversation.
Dean also surveys the different responses of churches to this issue in his blog post “Preaching Homosexuality: Four Kinds of Churches.” In this witty and piercing post he breaks down the field into four camps: The Macklemore Church, The Wrecking Ball Church, The MC Hammer Church, and finally The Ring of Fire Church. A timely and helpful piece on a difficult issue.
How will you respond to this increasingly heated issue? How will your church? B21 is thankful for people like Dean Inserra and the ERLC for keeping the dialogue going.
NOTE: Dean Inserra will be one of the speakers at the ERLC National Conference: “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage.” The conference is designed to equip Christians to apply the gospel on these issues with convictional kindness in their communities, their families and their churches. This event will be held at the iconic Opryland Hotel on October 27-29, 2014. To learn more go here.
Over the next couple of weeks Baptist21 will be extending video segments from helpful conversations held at this year’s Southern Baptist Convention. Stay tuned to hear key leaders address some of the hot issues facing today’s life and ministry.
Today we look back at a helpful discussion led by Andrew Walker from the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. In this video Walker talks to B21′s own Jed Coppenger and Jon Akin about how young pastors address/engage cultural issues from the pulpit. Listen in as these pastors talk about how young pastors should address issues such as sexual ethics, sanctity of life, politics, etc. with both boldness and kindness to this generation.
B21 is pumped about the ERLC National Conference coming up on Oct. 27-29. Entitled “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage,” this conference features leading evangelical voices joining together to equip Christians to apply the gospel on these issues with convictional kindness in their communities, their families and their churches. Make this conference a priority for your personal life as well as public ministry. You can register here.
B21 would also like to thank the Cooperative Program for hosting such pertinent, timely, and engaging discussions at their convention booth. They have made all of their video sessions available for free online. Make sure you avail yourself of these great resources!